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The Atherton Hotel

AscendHotelsUS$83*
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philadelphia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was my 2nd stay at this hotel. The first time was ok except it was marred by a very temperamental hvac unit. The hotel GM was gracious enough to send me a free room coupon which is what I used tonight for a standard room. I really wanted to like this hotel because of it's location and it's friendly...

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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your lengthy review. I'm sorry that the room felt too warm and that you did not enjoy the WiFi but I am glad to know that you enjoyed your free stay with us in so many aspects. Your depiction of the hotel is somewhat unfortunate and inaccurate since we have been in the process of extensive updates and...

Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
HOTEL’S FAVOURITE REVIEW
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Staff is very friendly. Check in and check out process always goes smoothly. Room was clean, and bed was very comfortable. The hotel is older style but parking garage and location right downtown across the street from campus more than make up for older style rooms.

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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for staying with us. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay, the location, your room and our staff! Many thanks for taking the time to share your comments with other travelers.

Scranton, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Rooms are very neat and clean. Front desk was courteous and professional. The food in the Tarragon restaurant was delicious and Rumors Lounge is a great place to have cocktails! Lobby décor is very lavish.

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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for your business. We truly appreciate your kind compliments and are always pleased to know that our guests had a nice stay. It's great that you enjoyed Rumors Lounge and Tarragon Restaurant as well. Your patronage is valued. Maggie Biddle, General Manager

Tulsa, Oklahoma
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My daughter and son-in-law recently moved to College Station. I chose the Atherton because of the price and the location. We walked all over the area and covered the college from one end to the other in the 4 days that I stayed. It was clean, the room I had was big, I was very satisified

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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review and for choosing The Atherton Hotel. We are really pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay downtown with us. If we can be of service to you in the future I hope you will feel welcome to contact me directly at: mpb@athertonhotel.net. I would be happy to help with your reservation when you're...

Fairfield, Connecticut
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The room was well sized and clean and the hotel amenities were nice. Located across from Penn State campus and in the center of town. We did not eat in the restaurant but had drinks in the bar. The service was good and the menu looked good but we had already eaten. Overall a good value but we were there...

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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write this lovely review. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. If I can ever be of assistance to you during future stays, I hope you will not hesitate to contact me directly at mpb@athertonhotel.net. Maggie Biddle, General Manager

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is long overdue for a major renovation. The upholstery on my desk chair's arm was worn through to the stuffing; the carpet was buckled, and the TV was not HD. The desk light fixture had sockets for 2 bulbs but had only one low-wattage bulb--not enough for reading. I could find only one open outlet in the room...

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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this review

Please accept our apologies for your unhappiness with your room. I am really sorry to know that there were aspects of your room that you did not enjoy. I wish that you had let someone know of your dissatisfaction while on property so that we could have made things absolutely right for you by either changing your room or offering...

Center Valley, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and kids had a great time here. It was better than I expected. The restaurant served a perfect dinner at a really great price. I would recommend this place to anyone who is looking visit PSU. Much better than staying somewhere else where you have to drive and can't just walk right out of the hotel to get...

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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this review

Wow thank you for your wonderful review! We very much appreciate your time in writing such a lovely recommendation. It is our pleasure to serve you. Please contact me directly if I can be of assistance during your next visit or in arranging your reservation. Maggie Biddle, General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love this hotel - the location is perfect and the staff is outstanding. While the hotel itself is a bit worn, the outstanding service more than makes up the difference. The food at the restaurant is terrific and the manager there is even better. I wouldn't stay anywhere else when visiting State College.

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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your time in sharing your comments. We appreciate your business and your review, and we are really pleased to have you as our customer. Please know that all of our photographs on the website are up to date and depict the hotel accurately for our guests' convenience in choosing us. We are very thankful for your kind...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is centrally located and perfect for staying in the hub. Just out the front door is steps from all the shops and restaurants. They have a airport shuttle and this is nice when your not renting a car. The hotel a a nice lounging area for sitting, visiting or just reading the paper each morning. There is indoor...

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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your fabulous review. We really appreciate your time in sharing your comments and insight with other travelers. Mostly we are just really pleased to know that you had a great time. Your business is appreciated. As a small independent hotel we value each and every customer. If you're coming back to the area and would...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice hotel near PSU. The staff is super friendly and the hotel is reasonably priced. The hotel is near restaurants and places where you can shop. I had to go to PSU for an interview and was glad that the hotel was so close to campus! The rooms were clean and well kept. I also like the fact that...

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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review. We really love it that you were happy with your stay during an important visit for your interview. Your business is appreciated and my staff joins me in wishing you all the best at Penn State. If we can be of future service to you, please don't hesitate...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Atherton Hotel
Cuisines: American
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
150 room full service hotel in the heart of downtown State College, PA. One block from Penn State University. Comfortable, relaxed atmosphere, restaurant, bar, room service, excellent location. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Atherton Hotel

Address: 125 S Atherton St, State College, PA 16801-3827
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > State College
Price Range: $122 - $357 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Atherton Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 150
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Atherton Hotel State College
Hotel Style:
#15 Business Hotel in State College
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“Rooms on the west side are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles jmill14007, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“do not get close to the elevator !! Or facing a street, I heard sirens two nights out of the 4 that I was there”
 of 5 bubbles bsbrown1980, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“A room with a side-street view will be quieter.”
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